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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Catching rats

AP reports:
New Delhi's government has a rat catching department that hasn't caught a single rodent in more than a decade, a newspaper reported Monday.

There are 97 rat catchers on the municipal payroll, all working for the Rat Surveillance Department, a decades-old agency that last saw a lot of action back in 1994, when a plague outbreak killed 56 people in areas of northwest India near the capital, The Hindustan Times newspaper reported.
Well, now you know where your taxes go: into paying the salaries of rat catchers who don't catch rats. They should just shut down that damn department, and outsource the function. Or leave it to the free market.

(AP link via email from MadMan.)
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